Irv Tirman worked as a comic book artist during the 1940s. Between 1939 and 1942, he worked on the syndicated 'Nappy' strip. Mostly through Bernard Baily's studio, he worked on comic book features like 'Roger Dodger' (ink, Better Publications), 'Mike Gibbs, Guerilla' (National/DC), 'Marksman' (Quality), 'Lt. Hercules' and 'Sandusky and the Senator' (Spark Publications). In 1953, he did the syndicated 'Melvin' strip. Tirman was also a teacher.